Category Archives: NetRender

VMWare Server not accessible via web interface?

I recently had an issue where VMWare Server 2’s web based administrative interface was no longer available πŸ™ It turns out the issue was that one of the services required by VMWare Server 2 had stopped. Starting the service again solved the issue! VMWare Host Agent VMWare Authorization service VMWare DHCP service VMWare NAT Service VMWare Server Web Access I had tried all sorts of things (Windows firewall adjustment, .hosts file editing, tomcat configuration etc.) and just a simple service

IPCop ‘boot error’ occurs after successful installation

Summary of article: If you mount the IPCop (or smoothwall) ISO via IPMI and then install, you are likely to get a boot error once you reboot and the ISO is unmounted. A workaround is to install via an actual DVD drive* (USB, SATA or IDE should all work) *you can remove the drive after install. All the gory details: This weekend I was at the datacenter for work. Part of my task was to setup a new firewall using

Make Windows 7 fulltext search PHP documents

Recently while trying to find the PHP file that I needed to edit, I was once again frustrated by Windows seeming inability to search the text contained in PHP files πŸ™ Windows obviously has the capability to do file content searches since it does so for .txt files. Finally I got fed up with it and decided to find out how to enable full text searching of .php documents. Here is what worked for me, I hope you will find

Travel router tips: use Android for Internet, Ethernet crossover cable for file transfers

I have a makeshift travel office setup: Lenovo X220, Dell M6500, Dell 27″ LCD, keyboard, mouse and a couple Optimus V Android phones… Wifi Hotspot: useful for more than just internet connection sharing! I’m working for a few weeks away from home with only the equipment above. One of the handiest features has been the Android phones. They have the Wifi hotspot feature enabled. This allows both laptops to connect to the Android phone and share its internet connection. But

FREE performance monitoring tools for ESXi

FREE (and pay) performance monitoring tools for ESXi (retain weeks of data, not just an hour) If you have used ESXi much you have probably realized it only shows you one hour worth of performance data. Sure this is handy for checking real time performance but it really stinks when you need to analyze performance during the week/month/year. So, as I find tools for overcoming this limit and helping in ESXi performance monitoring I will post the links here. Β πŸ™‚

51 New Palm Tree Textures at

We have some brand new palm tree textures over at NetRender: 51 Palm Tree Textures – NetRender.com unique palm trees from around the world. These high quality palm tree images com from the USA (California, Hawaii), Mexico and other tropical locales. The images are… At 51 images, it’s one of the largest collection of high-res (transparency mapped) palm tree images anywhere. John and I worked on it for what seems like forever! The images are from around the world, but

Work update from paradise

I may be in Hawaii, I’m still doing as much or more work as usual. It’s just a lot warmer here ;-). Today I’ve been working on some simple improvements for NetRender (NR), it’s a site that sells hi-res textures. John is my partner on the site and we try to improve the site anytime we can. Here’s what I’ve been up to: +backed up everything (as part of our periodic backup schedule) +removed the credit card logos from the